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Content is still king–and if you’re a brand marketer, you need to start thinking like a media company, too. Your Brand, The Next Media Company brings together the strategic insights, operational frameworks, and practical approaches for transforming your brand into a highly successful media company.
There is a content and media surplus in the marketplace, and there is an attention deficit in the minds of consumers today. Their lives are dynamic and completely unpredictable. They are highly influential and aid their peers down the purchase funnel using organic conversations about the products they care about and the ones they don’t. In order to reach these consumers, brands must create recent, relevant, and game changing content to break through the clutter and successfully change their behavior.
Social business pioneer Michael Brito covers every step of the process, including:
Along the way, Brito presents multiple case studies from brand leaders worldwide, including RedBull, Oreo, Tesla Motors, Burberry, Sharpie, and Pepsi—delivering specific, actionable, powerfully relevant insights you can act on to begin the transformation from brand to media company.
He is a frequent speaker at several industry conferences as well as a guest lecturer at various universities including UC Berkeley, the University of San Francisco, Stanford University, Syracuse University, Golden Gate University, and Saint Mary’s College of California. He is also an Adjunct Professor at San Jose State University and UC Berkeley and teaches social business and strategic social media to undergraduate and graduate students.
Michael has a Bachelor of Arts in Business degree from Saint Mary’s College and a Master of Science, Integrated Marketing Communications degree from Golden Gate University. He proudly served eight years in the United States Marine Corps. Michael is also the author of Smart Business, Social Business: A Playbook For Social Media In Your Organization, which was released in July 2011.
Section 1: Introduction
1. Understanding the Social Customer and the World They Live In
2. Defining Social Business Planning
Section 2: Building the Infrastructure
3. Setting the Stage for Transformation
4. Content Challenges
Section 3: The Transformation Process
5. The Role Content Plays In a Command Center
6. Developing the Content Message
7. Establishing the Content Plan
8. From Content Creation to Curation to Aggregation
9. Integrating Paid, Earned And Owned Media Content
10. Distributing Content at the Right Time, In the Right Channel, To the Right Customer
Section 4: The Evolution of the Community Manager and Their Role in a Media Company
11. The Early Days of Community Management
12. Community Management Must Be a Strategic Initiative
13. An Overview of Content Technology Vendors